Style.com Interviews Riccardo Tisci

Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy has been renowned for turning models into household names. From the likes of Lara Stone, Hilary Rhoda, and Joan Smalls (to name a few), Tisci has helped bring models out of the depths of obscurity and into the limelight. Renowned for his unique style and eye, Tisci has always been at the forefront of the industry, especially when it comes to casting diverse models. 

Riccardo Tisci by Karim Sadli | Source: Givenchy 

Riccardo Tisci by Karim Sadli | Source: Givenchy 

"I think we’re all the same, and beauty is something that doesn’t have culture, religion, or color . . .  People make such a big deal about using black girls in your casts, but it shouldn’t be a big deal—it should be normal. Your cast should have everything that is related to your world and your aesthetic. It doesn’t matter what their race is, what their gender or sexuality is, you should represent beauty—beauty is beauty."

Joan Smalls Givenchy S/S 2010 Exclusive | Source: Urban Sybaris 

Joan Smalls Givenchy S/S 2010 Exclusive | Source: Urban Sybaris 

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